Tis the season for those sweet, sweet tomatoes! I love them so. So many beautiful colors, shapes and sizes. So when I happened upon this awesome recipe from Gina’s Skinny Recipes I knew I’d be buying some heirloom tomatoes at the market that weekend.
And whaddaya know… the market had ciabatta bread too! Bread can make or break a sandwich, people. You wouldn’t make this with a slice of white bread. Because of the juiciness of the tomatoes and the drizzles of olive oil, you need a sturdier bread. And because of the natural sweetness of the tomatoes, you want something that’s closer to a sourdough flavor to balance it out. Ciabatta was definitely the perfect bread for this sandwich.
So the next time you’re at the market and you want to buy up all those pretty tomatoes, but you’re not sure what to do with them, try this recipe. Tomato sandwiches fill you up and leave you satisfied… even though the name makes it sound like a lame-o “icantaffordtobuymeat” sandwich! I assure you, it’s not lame. It’s gourmet :)
Open-Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
PointsPlus Per Serving: 4
- 4 oz ciabatta bread, sliced in half, 7 PP
- 6 slices ripe heirloom tomatoes
- 1 tsp olive oil, 1 PP
- sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 1 large basil leaf, cut chiffonade (optional)
- balsamic vinegar (optional)
- 1 garlic clove (optional)
1. If you are using the garlic, cut the clove in half and rub the inside of both halves of the bread with it. Discard the garlic when finished.
2. Place fresh tomatoes on bread, drizzle with olive oil, salt and fresh pepper and top with basil or balsamic if using. VOILA!
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